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Saturday Night

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"Saturday Night"
Demo by Weezer
Format MP3
Recorded 20012002
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 599
COR# 280
Status Demo circulating
Live debut May 20, 2001 in St. Louis, Missouri[1]
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Happy Grunge"
(RC# 598)
"Saturday Night"
(RC# 599)
"American Gigolo"
(RC# 600)

"Saturday Night" is song demoed and performed live by Weezer in the early 2000s. Demos of the song have been distributed to fans through weezer.com, though it has otherwise seen no official release.


  • Performed live
  • Released online


"Saturday Night" was written by Rivers Cuomo in early 2001.[2] It was later demoed by Weezer on multiple occasions. On May 27, 2001, the song was among several tracks demoed at Monster Island Studios in Washington D.C for the purposes of submitting to potential producers for the band's planned fourth album.[2] This version was later shared with fans on weezer.com. "Saturday Night" was also recorded at BBC Studios in London for the radio program The Evening Session with Steve Lamacq, though it was not broadcast.[2] Weezer attempted the song during the studio sessions for Maladroit at Cello Studios between December 2001 and January 2002, but the song did not make the cut for the album.

"Saturday Night" was performed live four times throughout 2001. A live soundboard recording of the song from a concert in Portland, Maine was later shared on weezer.com.

"Saturday Night" is known to have been resurrected at least one additional time during early recording attempts for the band's planned fifth album in 2002, though all songs from these sessions were ultimately scrapped. The song bears some similarities to the 2013 song "Okashii Yatsu," from the eponymous debut album by Scott & Rivers, though it is unknown whether this similarity is coincidental.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Saturday Night March 7, 2001[2] Unknown studio, Detroit, MI
Weezer Saturday Night WEEZER-2001-05-27-Saturday_Night_280.mp3 May 27, 2001 Monster Island Studios, Washington, D.C. 3:20 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Saturday Night June 13, 2001 BBC Studios, London, United Kingdom Started June 13; finished July 9 in Los Angeles[3]
Weezer Saturday Night WEEZER-2001-12-11-PortlandME10_Saturday_Night_280.mp3 December 11, 2001 Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME 3:09 Released on weezer.com Live soundboard recording
Weezer Saturday Night WEEZER-2001-12-20_02Saturday_Night_280.mp3 December 20, 2001 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:49 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Saturday Night WEEZER-2001-12-21_03Saturday_Night_280.mp3 December 21, 2001 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:55 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Saturday Night WEEZER-2001-12-22_03Saturday_Night_280.mp3 December 22, 2001 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:52 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Saturday Night WEEZER-2002-01-06_07Saturday_Night_280.mp3 January 6, 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:12 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Saturday Night June 24, 2002[4] Sunset Sound Recorders, Los Angeles, CA
Rivers Cuomo/Weezer Saturday Night Saturday Night   2.m4a
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Live performances


May 27, 2001

Saturday Night
Ooh, how I love that song
Prove to me that I'm wrong
The night away

Give to me, girl
All of the love that I need
Ooh, when I'm hungry I feed
The night away

Dreams will never happen to you
Once you feel that freedom is true
I'll be with you

Take a new stance
Boogieing nights like in France
Boogieing nights like in France
The night away
Plantin' your seed
Deep in the heart of the Earth
Tryin' to kneel and give birth
The night away

Dreams will never happen to you
Once you feel that freedom is true
I'll be holdin' on
Holdin' on
So in love with yourself
With you
With you

See also